Gravel truck wreck closes I-79

wajr_plugMORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A wreck on Interstate 79 closed a portion of the northbound lanes for a few hours Thursday.

According to Monongalia County 911 officials, a truck hauling gravel rolled over between the Star City exit and the welcome center at the Pennsylvania-West Virginia state line.

The northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for clean up during evening drive time.

The accident was reported about 3:00 p.m.

The road was reported to be clear of debris and the overturned truck at 6:00 p.m.

At one point, drivers reported traffic backed up to the Interstate 68 interchange.